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Debates
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Copyright in the Digital Single Market (debate)
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  Theresa Griffin (S&D). – Mr President, colleagues, the essence of the vote tomorrow is to ensure creative workers get fairly paid for their work and are not exploited by large online platforms. We have to close the value gap, have money to reinvest in content and create new work. This is not about censorship. This is not about making individuals liable for their everyday use of the internet, despite the myths.

Would we dream of turning to other European workers and asking them to give their work for free? So why are we not ensuring creators – our musicians, writers and filmmakers – such basic guarantees? We must vote tomorrow on our European values, pay creators properly for their work, protect them against exploitation and end the unfair monopoly of a few big platforms.

(Applause)

 
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